Vehicle owners should be aware of correct parking in our residential streets as infringements may be issued.
It is an offence to double park. When parking in a two-way street you must park on the left hand side of the road. Your vehicle must face the direction of travel, that is the passenger side must be parked to the kerb and not the steering wheel side. You must park within the marked lines of the parking bay.
A driver can not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path, dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless there is permissive signage.
We support this law as often tree roots can be compacted, grass is worn down resulting in the nature strip becoming unsightly, and there can be instances when utility companies require urgent access to underground cabling.
Drivers must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to, or from, a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath.
There is potential for pedestrians and others, particularly those in wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and prams to be obstructed.
Drivers must not park across a driveway and always allow clear passage for access and egress.
Painting parking bays or 'hockey sticks' on the roadway to show where cars should park can help address any issues on the street.
Contact our Customer Service Team if you require further assistance in this matter.
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